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Some at UNC don’t want ex-Bush official speaking

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CHAPEL HILL — Some faculty and students at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill don’t want former Attorney General Michael Mukasey as the law school graduation speaker this
year.

Mukasey served as attorney general for President Bush from 2007 until earlier this year.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that opponents are circulating a petition, saying Mukasey shouldn’t speak at the school because he refused to condemn waterboarding as torture.

They say Mukasey doesn’t represent the values of those at the UNC law school.

The UNC Student Bar Association chose Mukasey. Association president Matt Modell said politics was not a factor in the decision. Modell said Mukasey has had a long career in law and public service.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Some faculty and students at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill don’t want former Attorney General Michael Mukasey as the law school graduation speaker this
year.

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